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Highly Regarded CFIUS and Export Controls Attorney Damara Chambers Joins V&E Published: 07-09-2019

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Damara Chambers, an internationally-recognized attorney who advises corporate clients on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls and international trade matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner and will co-lead the firm’s National Security practice, adding further depth to the practice group.

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

TPG Sixth Street Partners and Glendale Energy Ventures Form $500 Million Partnership to Fund Acquisitions of Non-Operated Oil and Gas Properties 06-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Sixth Street Partners in connection with an initial commitment to fund up to $500 million to Eagle Land JV, LLC, a newly formed partnership with Glendale Energy Ventures, LLC that will directly invest in the development and acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets across the United States.

Sequitur Permian Acquires Midland Basin Assets From Callon Petroleum For $245M 06-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Sequitur Permian LLC on its acquisition of certain Midland Basin oil and gas assets from Callon Petroleum Company, for $245 million.

Comstock Resources to Become Haynesville Basin Leader With Acquisition of Covey Park Energy For $2.2 Billion 06-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Covey Park Energy LLC, a privately held natural gas company with operations in the core of the Haynesville shale basin, in its acquisition by Comstock Resources, Inc. for approximately $2.2 billion. The cash and stock transaction includes the assumption of Covey Park's outstanding debt and the retirement of Covey Park's existing preferred units which in the aggregate total approximately $1.1 billion. 

Frontier Tubular Solutions Acquires Permian Enterprises 05-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners and its portfolio company, Frontier Tubular Solutions (Frontier), in connection with Frontier’s acquisition of Permian Enterprises, an Odessa, Texas-based tubular goods service provider offering internal plastic coatings, cement and fiberglass linings, external coatings and linings and non-destructive inspection services to the oil and gas industry throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Atlantic Power Acquires Ownership Interests in Two Biomass Plants from AltaGas 05-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised AltaGas Power Holdings (U.S.) Inc. (AltaGas) in the execution of an agreement whereby Atlantic Power Corporation will acquire the equity ownership interests held by AltaGas in two contracted biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan. 

KKR and Spur Energy Form Partnership to Pursue Oil and Gas Opportunities 05-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Spur Energy Partners LLC in connection with the formation of a partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, to acquire large, high-margin oil and gas production development assets across the Lower 48.

PayLease Acquires Zego to Innovate Resident Living Experience 05-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised PayLease, a leading PropTech provider for the property management and Homeowner Association industry, in connection with its acquisition of Zego, the hub for smarter apartment living.

Riverstone Energy Limited Announces European Power Commitment 04-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Riverstone Holdings LLC, the Manager of Riverstone Energy Limited, in connection with the formation of Onyx Strategic Investment Management I BV, a newly formed European independent power producer, and its signing of an agreement to acquire a fleet of coal- and biomass-fired power stations from affiliates of ENGIE S.A. 

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes V&E in 34 Practice Categories, with 108 Individual Lawyer Rankings 04-25-2019

The 2019 edition of Chambers USA recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 34 practice categories, with 108 individual lawyer rankings. Eighty-nine V&E attorneys were recognized, with some ranked in more than one category.

Mastercard Acquires Point-of-Sale Technology Platform Vyze 04-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Vyze, a point-of-sale technology platform, in connection with its acquisition by Mastercard.

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners to Acquire Oryx Midstream 04-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Quantum Energy Partners and Post Oak Energy Capital in the agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of Oryx Southern Delaware Holdings LLC and Oryx Delaware Holdings LLC to funds managed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners for a cash purchase price of approximately $3.6 billion.

Coolsys Acquired by Ares Management Corporation 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the management team of Coolsys Inc., a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC companies nationwide, in connection with its acquisition by a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation. 

EQM Midstream Partners Announces Strategic, Bolt-on Acquisition 03-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in a definitive agreement announced by Equitrans Midstream Corporation and EQM Midstream Partners, LP under which EQM will acquire a 60% interest in Eureka Midstream Holdings, LLC and a 100% interest in Hornet Midstream Holdings, LLC from a fund managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners for total consideration of $1.03 billion.

Direct Energy to Sell Franchisee Home Services Business, Clockwork 02-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and services companies and a subsidiary of Centrica plc, in connection with the sale of Clockwork, Inc. and certain of its affiliates to Authority Brands, a home services franchise platform backed by funds advised by Apax Partners, for $300 million. 

Kibo Software to Acquire Certona 02-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Kibo Software, Inc., a leader in cloud commerce, in its combination with Certona, the leading real-time omnichannel personalization solution and pioneer of AI-driven experience individualization.

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Agrees to Acquire Controlling Interest in Tallgrass Energy for $3.3B 01-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in connection with its agreement with affiliates of Kelso & Co., The Energy & Minerals Group, and Tallgrass KC, LLC, an entity owned by certain members of TGE’s management, to acquire 100% of the membership interests in TGE’s general partner, as well as an approximately 44% economic interest in Tallgrass, for total cash consideration of approximately $3.3 billion.

SCF Partners Announces Investment in ProDirectional 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners in its partnership with and investment in Professional Directional Enterprises (ProDirectional), a leading independent directional drilling services company.

Eni acquires 70% and Operatorship of Oooguruk Oil Field in Alaska 01-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC in a transaction whereby Eni will acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field in Alaska from Caelus.

American Securities Acquires FleetPride from TPG Capital 12-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised FleetPride, Inc. in an agreement under which American Securities LLC, partnered with management, acquired FleetPride from TPG Capital.

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

TPG Sixth Street Partners and Glendale Energy Ventures Form $500 Million Partnership to Fund Acquisitions of Non-Operated Oil and Gas Properties 06-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Sixth Street Partners in connection with an initial commitment to fund up to $500 million to Eagle Land JV, LLC, a newly formed partnership with Glendale Energy Ventures, LLC that will directly invest in the development and acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets across the United States.

Sequitur Permian Acquires Midland Basin Assets From Callon Petroleum For $245M 06-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Sequitur Permian LLC on its acquisition of certain Midland Basin oil and gas assets from Callon Petroleum Company, for $245 million.

Comstock Resources to Become Haynesville Basin Leader With Acquisition of Covey Park Energy For $2.2 Billion 06-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Covey Park Energy LLC, a privately held natural gas company with operations in the core of the Haynesville shale basin, in its acquisition by Comstock Resources, Inc. for approximately $2.2 billion. The cash and stock transaction includes the assumption of Covey Park's outstanding debt and the retirement of Covey Park's existing preferred units which in the aggregate total approximately $1.1 billion. 

Frontier Tubular Solutions Acquires Permian Enterprises 05-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners and its portfolio company, Frontier Tubular Solutions (Frontier), in connection with Frontier’s acquisition of Permian Enterprises, an Odessa, Texas-based tubular goods service provider offering internal plastic coatings, cement and fiberglass linings, external coatings and linings and non-destructive inspection services to the oil and gas industry throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Atlantic Power Acquires Ownership Interests in Two Biomass Plants from AltaGas 05-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised AltaGas Power Holdings (U.S.) Inc. (AltaGas) in the execution of an agreement whereby Atlantic Power Corporation will acquire the equity ownership interests held by AltaGas in two contracted biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan. 

KKR and Spur Energy Form Partnership to Pursue Oil and Gas Opportunities 05-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Spur Energy Partners LLC in connection with the formation of a partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, to acquire large, high-margin oil and gas production development assets across the Lower 48.

PayLease Acquires Zego to Innovate Resident Living Experience 05-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised PayLease, a leading PropTech provider for the property management and Homeowner Association industry, in connection with its acquisition of Zego, the hub for smarter apartment living.

Riverstone Energy Limited Announces European Power Commitment 04-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Riverstone Holdings LLC, the Manager of Riverstone Energy Limited, in connection with the formation of Onyx Strategic Investment Management I BV, a newly formed European independent power producer, and its signing of an agreement to acquire a fleet of coal- and biomass-fired power stations from affiliates of ENGIE S.A. 

Mastercard Acquires Point-of-Sale Technology Platform Vyze 04-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Vyze, a point-of-sale technology platform, in connection with its acquisition by Mastercard.

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners to Acquire Oryx Midstream 04-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Quantum Energy Partners and Post Oak Energy Capital in the agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of Oryx Southern Delaware Holdings LLC and Oryx Delaware Holdings LLC to funds managed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners for a cash purchase price of approximately $3.6 billion.

Coolsys Acquired by Ares Management Corporation 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the management team of Coolsys Inc., a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC companies nationwide, in connection with its acquisition by a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation. 

EQM Midstream Partners Announces Strategic, Bolt-on Acquisition 03-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in a definitive agreement announced by Equitrans Midstream Corporation and EQM Midstream Partners, LP under which EQM will acquire a 60% interest in Eureka Midstream Holdings, LLC and a 100% interest in Hornet Midstream Holdings, LLC from a fund managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners for total consideration of $1.03 billion.

Direct Energy to Sell Franchisee Home Services Business, Clockwork 02-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and services companies and a subsidiary of Centrica plc, in connection with the sale of Clockwork, Inc. and certain of its affiliates to Authority Brands, a home services franchise platform backed by funds advised by Apax Partners, for $300 million. 

Kibo Software to Acquire Certona 02-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Kibo Software, Inc., a leader in cloud commerce, in its combination with Certona, the leading real-time omnichannel personalization solution and pioneer of AI-driven experience individualization.

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Agrees to Acquire Controlling Interest in Tallgrass Energy for $3.3B 01-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in connection with its agreement with affiliates of Kelso & Co., The Energy & Minerals Group, and Tallgrass KC, LLC, an entity owned by certain members of TGE’s management, to acquire 100% of the membership interests in TGE’s general partner, as well as an approximately 44% economic interest in Tallgrass, for total cash consideration of approximately $3.3 billion.

SCF Partners Announces Investment in ProDirectional 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners in its partnership with and investment in Professional Directional Enterprises (ProDirectional), a leading independent directional drilling services company.

Eni acquires 70% and Operatorship of Oooguruk Oil Field in Alaska 01-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC in a transaction whereby Eni will acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field in Alaska from Caelus.

American Securities Acquires FleetPride from TPG Capital 12-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised FleetPride, Inc. in an agreement under which American Securities LLC, partnered with management, acquired FleetPride from TPG Capital.

Par Pacific to Acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. 11-27-2018

V&E advised U.S. Oil & Refining Co.’s private equity sponsor in connection with Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.’s definitive agreement to acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities. The acquisition includes a refinery, a marine terminal, a rail loading terminal and refined product and crude oil storage.

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes V&E in 34 Practice Categories, with 108 Individual Lawyer Rankings 04-25-2019

The 2019 edition of Chambers USA recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 34 practice categories, with 108 individual lawyer rankings. Eighty-nine V&E attorneys were recognized, with some ranked in more than one category.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 61 V&E Attorneys to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-06-2018

Super Lawyers has selected 61 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2018 guide.

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 86 V&E Attorneys in 38 Practice Areas 05-09-2018

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 38 practice areas and selects 86 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 60 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List 09-05-2017

Super Lawyers has selected 60 Vinson & Elkins lawyers to the Texas Super Lawyers list in its 2017 guide.

Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Vinson & Elkins in 33 Practice Areas and Recognizes 78 V&E Attorneys 05-26-2017

The 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 33 practice areas and selects 78 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

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